2019 Qikiqtani Teachers’ Conference

Speakers/ Presenters:

We are pleased to promote one of our conference keynotes for the upcoming 2019 Qanirraqtit Conference:

Kim Barthel is an occupational therapist, and an innovator in connecting mental health and function. You can find out more about Kim’s work at her website:

Stuart Bowyer is a co founder of Starling Minds. In 2013 Starling Minds was launched for teachers across British Columbia, Canada. Today, Starling Minds is accessible to over 150,000 people across North America. This is an online mental fitness program.

Travis Price is a co founder of Pink Shirt Day. Now a movement celebrated across the globe, Pink Shirt Day has humble beginnings. Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, CKNW Kids’ Fund, working with partners Boys & Girls Clubs and CKNW 980, was inspired to raise funds to support anti-bullying programs.

Conference Committee:

The 2019 South/ Central Qikiqtani Teachers’ Conference Planning Committee has been announced:

Atsaina Akpik – Qaqqalik School, Kimmirut

Jenna Bruce – Qaqqalik School, Kimmirut

Leesie Akulukjuk –Aqsarniit Middle School, Iqaluit

Jennie Dawson – Inuksuk High School, Iqaluit

Lizzie Kavik-Mikiyuk – Nuiyak School, Sanikiluaq

Maurice Lamothe – École des Trois-Soleils, Iqaluit

Jay McKechnie – Inusksuk High School, Iqaluit

Natasha Vallee– Aqsarniit Middle School, Iqaluit

Leona Nakashuk – Attagoyuk Illisavik, Pangnirtung

Alyssa Paul – Quluaq School, Clyde River

Tanya Bjornson – Nanook School, Apex (Iqaluit)

Cynthia Stasila – Joamie School, Iqaluit

Tasha Sterling – Alookie School, Pangnirtung

Sarah Taylor – Quluaq School, Clyde River

The committee members will work alongside NTA Staff to plan and execute the 2019 conference.